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Jack Howard, Odette Ascencio are “Student Athlete of the Week” Male and Female Year Winners

Rancho Mirage soccer player Odette Ascencio and Xavier Prep football player Jack Howard have been named as our year winners for our Student Athlete of the Week segment.

"I didn't really expect anything. Coming back, I was just doing it because I wanted to and I love helping others and so it's really nice to get the recognition," said Ascencio.

"It's a testament to my coaching staff and my teachers at Xavier. I think they've helped me through everything and without them I wouldn't be in this situation. It's hard work to be a student and then athletics on top of that - you need people around you to help you," said Howard.

The two student-athletes were awarded a $1000 check from My Thai on Wednesday with the financial donation going toward their respective school.

Our Student Athlete of the Week segment aired every Tuesday on KESQ News Channel 3 and featured some of our finest local 12th grade student-athletes. The qualifications are as follows:


  • STUDENT: Must be a 12th grader with 3.0 GPA or higher
  • ATHLETE: Must be a standout athlete in respective sport(s)
  • PERSON: Must be a leader in the community, person of high character

Blake Arthur

Sports Director Blake Arthur joined the KESQ/CBS Local 2 team in August of 2015. Learn more about Blake here.


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